Phoenix start off the 2017-18 season with a valiant effort versus the Philadelphia Freeze, with just a bare minimum, 5 skaters and a goalie against a tough opponent in Philly. #12 Nicole Melchione got on the board early with a shot block that turned into a end-to-end breakaway to give Phoenix the early 1-0 lead. After enduring a thick cloud of fog in the defensive zone all period, the 1st Period came to a close with the 1 goal differential still in tact.
Dana DeMartino made a solid 36 saves through a thick cloud of fog that filled the Class of 1923 Arena. Nicole Melchione put home another unassisted goal in the middle of the 3rd Period to cut the deficit in half. At the end of the game Freeze just edged out Phoenix by a final of 4-2.